Diy Air Conditioner Repairs

If you are having an air conditioner it is obvious that it will malfunction at times and you will have to think about its repairs. However, when you have to call in an HVAC professional the repair cost can go up. On the contrary if you carry out the first set of checks all by yourself and find out that the AC has stopped functioning due to the simplest of reasons then you are spared from the hassles of calling in an HVAC professional. In fact, many a times it is seen that the air conditioner does not function properly due to a simple reason and it can be quickly fixed without the help of a professional.

However, that does not mean you will take up the repair of your AC every time it stops functioning. Hence, it is important to find out the instances as in when you can take up the repair work all by yourself.

The first thing that you need to do is check your breaker. It may so happen that your breaker has tripped. When you have several appliances running on the same breaker, the chances are high that it will trip more often and the air conditioner will not operate. Hence, it is a better idea to check the breaker and fix it with a new one before you call in an HVAC technician for the task and spend unnecessarily.

Another thing that you can do is check the AC settings. You must have noticed that all central and window air conditioners have a temperature control and fan only option and you should make sure that the temperature is set to cool and the temperature in the thermostat is set at a temperature that is lower than the ambient temperature of the room. At the same time, it is important that the dial or the switch is in the “Cool” position instead of in the “Fan only” position.

Did you know that if you change the air filters of your air conditioner at regular intervals you will be able to keep many of the costly AC repairs at bay? A dirty and clogged filter can cause a lot of problems. For example, lack of air flow in the system can affect its efficiency and sometimes when the air filters are clogged, chances are high that the unit gets frozen. Hence, proper cleaning of air filters at regular intervals is mandatory.

Along with the filters when it comes to DIY AC repairs you should also check the ducts of your HVAC units. Specifically the duct work in the attic and the basement needs to be checked. This is because clogged or broken duct work can cause severe problems of the HVAC unit. As it is a DIY task you can repair small cracks in the duct work with duct tapes.

Last but not the least, when you see that your air conditioning is not functioning properly, it may so happen that the unit needs a thorough cleaning. So, before you call in an HVAC expert you should give your AC a thorough cleaning.




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